Fast bowler Lahiru Kumara and left arm spinner Amila Aponso shared Six wickets between them and Shehan Jayasuriya and Charith Asalanka played gritty innings, as Sri Lanka A won a low scoring thriller against West Indies A to lead the series 1-0.
After winning the toss, west Indies A chose to bat first and made a steady start as M Hodge and J Campbel put 51 runs in first 15 overs, for the first Wicket.
In next Six overs, Malinda Pushpkumara sent both the openers to pavilion, and from there on Aponso and Kumara took center stage. West Indies A middle order couldn’t cope with Kumara raw pace and Aponso variations and bundled out for 176 runs. Kumara finished with 3 wickets for 26 runs, while Aponso took three scalps for 34 runs in his ten overs. Hodge top scored for West Indies A with 54.
Chasing the target, Sri Lanka A also lost wickets at regular intervals, but the gritty innings of Young Charith Asalanka and Shehan Jayasuriya kept innings going. Sri Lanka A won by two wickets, and took 1-0 lead in the series, as Asalanka top scored with 33, while Shehan remained unbeaten on 31.